Cabaret Mechanical Marvels
25 September – 14 November
An exhibition for all ages, featuring modern automata with intricate mechanisms and humorous scenes. Show-casing exhibits from some of the UK’s finest contemporary automata makers, Cabaret Mechanical Marvels celebrates the fascinating world of the automata. Each automata is a masterpiece of creative thought, combined with skilled craftsmanship. Cams, gears, cranks, and other simple machines combine in a moveable sculpture that takes a character through a short, often humorous, story.
Hands on interactives, push button electrically operated automata, original artefacts, video footage of the automata artists at work, and family holiday workshop programmes, trails and quizzes, this exhibition is a fun filled educational entertainment for all.
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Regular lectures and talks are held by this registered charity which supports the work of the museum.
Family backpacks, trails, workshops and craft activities for children and families.
Do you have memories of Woodstock and the surrounding villages? We have started a monthly group for people to meet up, reminisce about the old days and share memories.
Meetings take place on the first Friday of each month from 2pm to 3.30/4pm. They are held in the Coach House at The Oxfordshire Museum. Cost is £1 per person. Tea and coffee will be served. Events, dates and more information.
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